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Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather Barnett Aug 3, 2022. 1 Reply 2 Likes
Dear members of The Slime Mould Collective,It’s that time of year when I get billed for the hosting costs of the slimoco ning network and reach out to the membership to help share the cost. It’s not…Continue
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Dear slimoco members,It’s that time of year again when I get billed for the hosting costs of the slimoco ning network and reach out to the membership to help share the cost. It’s not a huge amount…Continue
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Dear slimoco members,It’s that time of year when I get billed for the hosting costs of the slimoco network and reach out to the membership to help share the cost. It’s not a huge amount ($250 a year)…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather Barnett Jun 20, 2020. 14 Replies 1 Like
Seeing as we're all - to varying degrees - locked down with our slime moulds, would anyone like to join a slimoco online meet up sometime later this month?I was thinking of an informal meet up on…Continue
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I have a workshop this Thursday and my order of live culture has gone missing in the mail. Help!
Does anyone have any live culture they could spare in London to collect tonight or tomorrow?
Let me know if you can help..
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SPECIAL SESSION on Slime Mould Computers:
Prototypes, Models, Algorithms and Applications organised by Andrew Adamatsky at
The 13th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2015), York, UK
Theme of: Embodiment, Interaction, Conversation
20-24 July 2015
Submission of papers: Monday 2nd March, 2015…
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"Opens a door you would never have opened on your own"
Great podcast review of slime mould documentary The Creeping Garden
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My name is Gus, a postdoc researcher at Dartmouth College, USA, working on Biocomputing. Our group just stepped in this field and want to discover how different sound/music affect the growth of slime mode. I like you Ted talk and your comments in "the creeping garden"!
Do you know any agar plate (especially prepared ones) can grow Physarum Polycephalum without using oats? I see that normally people have to put oats in the agar, but for my experiment, I'd rather not use oat because it will block/affect the shape. In other words, I am looking for agar plates where the nutrition evenly mixed with the agar is enough for the growth. Could you give me some advice?
Great to meet you the other week in London.
Would you be interested in sending a high quality image or two of a slime mould experiment/art you have been working on that we could include in our exhibition? Are any possibly for sale that would benefit from being displayed? Thank you, Rosie
Please let me know about the research lab actively working in physarum polycephalum.
I am interested to join the lab.
Yes it survived for a few weeks, died last week :( Where do you get it from? And those are the photos I took, Josh has some too!
Thanks for your comments about my blog.
I hope you don't mind, but I have made an informative short entry about your visit here.
hmm i see. well, i kept it out of light completely and it had plenty of food nearby, just never reached it... But yes, as I said, would love to give it another go so if you can send another plate to nathan that would be great! thanks!!
unfortunately, my slime mould died :( It turned into black spores overnight! And from what I heard from the other people, most of theirs didn't make it as well. I would really like to try it once again - do you think there's any way I can arrange to get another sample? cheers
Hi Heather, Thankyou for your welcome, and what a great site! We loved your workshop and the appoach of your artistic practice. I hope the pictures I posted do the workshop justice. Sadly my own culture died before it got started - maybe it got jolted on the journey home, but it has withdrawn completely and has shown no signs of life. I feel like a murderer.
I had the same problem with B. utricularis sclerota. B. utricularis seems to touch oats and then streams away. I believe it prefers rotting wood because it is looking for bacteria to eat, it also loves to eat paper products like brown cardboard (paper towel tubes). I currently don't have any B. utricularis because it died with my termite culture and am writing all this based on memory.
I am guessing that slimoco is free to join and there are no membership fees because I haven't seen anything that says otherwise.
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